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Business Analytics

Your Course
Upon completion of the MSc in Business Analytics, students will have acquired industry-standard skills and in-depth knowledge to:

1. Understand and be able to use specific Information Technology (IT) which is used in developing business analytics;

2. Analyse and solve business problems using applied data analytics tools and techniques;

3. Understand and apply techniques for managing IT in organisations;

4. Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual and team-based settings;

5. Apply effective decision-making to global business problems.


1. SAP accredited.

2. Graduates secure highly paid employment across a range of industries including financial services, IT and business consulting services, engineering, medical devices, and software development.

3. Shortlisted for Best New Course—gradireland Higher Education Awards 2017.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. The qualification must include an element of quantitative techniques, for example, graduates of Business Studies, Engineering, Computer Science, other Sciences, Mathematics or other courses that have some quantitative content.


1 year, full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland expects that in the next seven years between 4,000 and 17,000 additional jobs in business analytics will be created in Ireland. This programme has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with business analytics capabilities identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland. Graduates of the programme have secured employment with EY, SAP, IBM, Fidelity Investments, Permanent TSB, Bloomberg PolarLake, Eir, Wayfair PWC, Bank of Ireland, Scotiabank, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, TATA, RSA Insurance, Auto1, Amundi, and Anum Technologies.

Further enquiries

Dr Denis Dennehy
T: +353 91 494 393

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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